2003 – Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of “Chicago.” The singer portrays slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane.
2002 – Actress, writer and musician carrie Hamilton, daughter of actress Carol Burnett, dies of Cancer. She is 38.
2001 – Pianist and conductor Stan Freeman dies at his L.A. home from emphysema. He is 80.
1999 – Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, on probation for a 1997 heroin case, is arrested and faces a hearing for failing to provide a urine sample to his live-in drug treatment center.
1998 – A multimedia exhibit featuring more than 250 covers from Rolling Stone magazine and artifacts from the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame kicks of a free tour of U.S. colleges at New York University in New York.
1996 – Singer and Guitarist, Buster Benton dies at the age of 64.
1988 – The Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Drifters, Bob Dylan and the Supremes are among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1987 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “At This Moment,” Billy Vera & the Beaters. The song takes off after being featured in several episodes of the NBC-TV show “Family Ties.”
1977 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “I Wish,” Stevie Wonder. The song is the first single from the album “Songs in the Key of Life,” which is only the third album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Pop Albums chart.
1965 – Alan Freed, the disc jockey who coined the term “rock `n’ roll,” dies.
1960 – Elvis Presley is promoted to sergeant in the U.S. Army.
1926 – Composer David Tudor is born.